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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Lanzhou to build second water supply after benzene scare

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:55am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Hospital to handle any benzene poisoning cases met 300 residents but no cases have been found. According to national standards, comprehensive quality tests for tap water are required to be conducted every six months, while daily tests do not include checks for benzene.   ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Alibaba users roped into national water quality survey

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Bloomberg

    ... can measure this stuff, you have the right to find out what's in your water, what's in your air,' and that you have the right to ask your government to do something about ... government that this is going to be OK for them to do." The company declined to comment on what role the government plays in its effort. The Ministry of Civil Affairs could not immediately ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing to get powers to shut factories and punish officials in smog battle

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:17am by Reuters

    ... the environment ministry has often made do with one-off national inspection campaigns to name and shame offenders, as well as ad hoc arrangements with local courts and police authorities to make sure ...

  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN climate chief urges ‘bold’ steps to curb carbon emissions

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 07:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Berlin

    ... already have the finance and proven technologies needed to do what is required now. The challenge and the opportunity is to increase the speed and scale of action.” She called for “bold policy ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Second incinerator is not a burning issue: environment secretary Wong Kam-sing

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... extension and waste incinerator] are things we cannot do without," the architect-turned-minister said. Wong would not speculate on the outcome of the Public Works Subcommittee's upcoming ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Recycling firms to get up to HK$5 million to divert waste from landfills

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... for not helping the recycling industry. It had refused to give firms direct financial help as doing so was against its non-interventionist philosophy. But it changed its mind, announcing the fund after ... the bottleneck is never the machine. It is about how to pass on more material benefits to the frontline staff who do the actual waste collection and screening. We need to make sure they are better ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong joins world study on health impact of air pollution

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:40am by LO WEI

    ... vehicles. It also plans to help vehicle owners replace old catalytic converters- devices which reduce harmful emissions. But some environmentalists say the policies do not go far enough to tackle ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin trade from Hong Kong to China drops almost 90 per cent in one year

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 06:36pm by Ernest Kao

    ... we saw this figure as the mainland has traditionally been Hong Kong's biggest re-export market," said WWF-Hong Kong senior programme director Tracy Tsang Chui-chi. "We do ...

  9. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Sumatran elephants found dead

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 11:18pm by AFP

    ... animals were poisoned, a wildlife official said yesterday. Dozens of elephants have died after being poisoned in recent years on Sumatra Island, as the creatures come into conflict with humans due ... that they were poisoned," he said. "Some people may consider the elephants a threat to their palm oil plantations and poison them." While Sumatran elephants are regularly found dead, ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Top emitter China ‘doing things right’ on global warming’: UN climate official

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 12:28pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter It may be more known for its smog problems and its sizeable greenhouse gas emissions, but a UN climate change official says China is “doing it right” when it comes ... actually want to breathe air that they don’t have to look at. They’re not doing this because they want to save the planet. They’re doing it because it’s in their national interest,” she said ...




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